What’s Happening in Jackson, TN | April 12th – 18th, 2017

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April 13th: Flashlight Night Scavenger Hunt

Date: Thursday, April 13th

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Cypress Grove Nature Park // 866 Airways Blvd. • Jackson, TN 38301

Price: Free


Bring a flashlight and prowl the park after dark on a “Wild” and wacky nature scavenger hunt and search for signs of our nocturnal wildlife.

Fun for the whole family.

Scout troops … please call Sandy MacDiarmid at 731-425-8316 for group

Recommended for 6yrs old & UP

This is a FREE and open event to the public.




April 14th – 15th: 2nd Annual Jacob Barker Music Fest

Date: Saturday, April 1st

Time: See Below for Times

Location: the AMP • West Tennessee Farmers Market // 91 New Market St. • Jackson, TN 38301


This is a fundraiser event for the Jacob Baker Fund & will be used to sponsor a West TN child through Make A Wish. St. Jude has contributed more than $50,000 in chemotherapy treatments alone to the Barkers. In addition to medical treatments, the hospital has provided money for food and gas, family events and housing through the Ronald McDonald House when the family had to travel from their home in Jackson for treatment in Memphis.

After all the support from St. Jude, the Barker family wanted to give back to the organization and pay tribute to their son with the inaugural Jacob Barker Music Festival.

The two-day event will showcase more than 20 musicians who each have roots in Jackson. There is no admission fee for the festival, but donations for St. Jude will be accepted at the door.

Jon Sharp, who coordinated performers for the festival, said the idea for the benefit started small — a couple of bands in the Little Rebel passing around a hat to take up donations.

“After I made a couple Facebook posts, the response was overwhelming,” Sharp said. “Inside 48 hours, this thing turned into two stages, two days and 20-something bands.”

Two days JAM PACKED w/ awesome music and a GREAT time!

Over 20 bands performing this year!
Mississippi Queen, Skeleton Krew, Insect to Monarch, Bryant Moffitt, & Abbie Bayless, just to name a few!!

*Bounce houses for kids
*Prizes to win
*First 50 kids under 12 receive an Easter Basket

**Date & Times**
April 14th: 3pm – 10:30pm
April 15th: 11am – 10:30pm



April 15th: 2nd Annual Cowboy Canter 5K

Date: Saturday, April 15th

Time: See Below for Times

Location: LIFT Wellness Center // 101 Jackson Walk Plaza • Jackson, TN 38301



Redemption Road Rescue’s 2nd Annual Cowboy Canter 5K Run/1Mile Walk

Cowboy Canter is the first qualifier in the West TN Race Series.
*More information at jacksonroadrunner.com

*8am – Registration
*8:45am – Stick Horse Race – for ages 10 & UNDER
*9:00am – Run/Walk Starts

*Teams of 6 or MORE – $22/pp

To register please visit:
www.racesonline.com/events/cowboy canter

First 100 pre-registered by April 5th will recieve a race t-shirt

**Medals for 1st & 2nd in their age group, Trophies for Overall Winners


***2017 EASTER EVENTS***



April 14th – 15th: Egg-Cellent Adventure & Egg Hunt

Date: Friday, April 14th – Saturday, April 15th

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Donnell Century Farm Adventure // 3720 US-70 • Jackson, TN 38305
Mark your calendar for fun Eggs-Cellent family adventures Good Friday and Saturday April 14 & 15, 2017 10:00 till 5:00pm.

All day egg hunts where all kids hunting receive a prize. Make photos with the Easter Bunny, take a wagon ride, visit the farm animals, slide down Slide Mountain, the kids zip line, jumping pillow and so much more!!!

For more information please call 731.424.4526 OR visit www.donnellcenturyfarm.com.




April 15th: Chickasaw State Park Easter Egg Hunt

Date: Saturday, April 15th

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Chickasaw State Park // 20 Cabin Ln. • Henderson, TN 38340

Price: Free


Join everyone at Chickasaw State Park for their Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

Admission is FREE & all ages are welcome to participate

For more information please call 731.989.5141 OR email ann.paley@tn.gov.




April 15th: Dino Egg Hunt

Date: Saturday, April 15th

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Discovery Park of America // 830 Everett Blvd. • Union City, TN 38261



It’s Dino Egg Hunt Time!

Grab your Easter basket for the egg hunt on April 15th and bring out the kids for a fun event at Discovery Park of America! There will be bounce houses, a balloon artist, the Easter Bunny and over 10,000 eggs at the Dino Egg Hunt on the Great Lawn! It is free with park admission. Check out the age categories and times below:

2:00 Ages 2 and under
2:20 Ages 3-4
2:40 Ages 5-7
3:00 Ages 8-12

*NOTE: This year, parents will be asked to observe their children hunting eggs behind a barrier. No parents can participate in the hunt. This will make it more fun for all the children!

For more information please call 731.885.5455 OR visit www.discoveryparkofamerica.com.





April 16th: Sunrise Service at the AMP

Date: Sunday, April 16th

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 a.m.

Location: the AMP • West Tennessee Farmers Market // 91 New Market St. • Jackson, TN 38301

Price: Free


Hosted by First United Methodist Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist, and Lambuth Memorial United Methodist Church at Jackson’s AMP!

All are invited to a community Sunrise Service on Easter Sunday! Bring a lawn chair and gather with us!

There will be complimentary coffee and worship begins at 6:30.

The offering will benefit Area Relief Ministries!

**In case of rain, worship will be held under the shed at the Farmer’s Market!


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